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#37160 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Deadwing on October 16, 2018 - 01:25 PM

Perhaps you've followed the NHL long enough to recognize the late, great HOF center, Stan Mikita, Chicago Blackhawks, who wore #21...  ;)


I know the guy, but I didn't know he wore #21. I was 3 years old when Mikita retired. Did you know he died in August of this year? Another legend bites dust, although he was at a respectable age of 78 or something like that.


I can vaguely remember Borje Salming, but he's not really the generation I learned to know from Swedish hockey players. I got to see the heyday of Forsberg, Daniel Alfredsson, Mats Sundin,  Markus Naslund and Nicklas Lidstrom. I was always so jealous at Sweden for having such superior players compared to us (Finland). Now the situation is very different, which makes it more interesting when Finland and Sweden play against each other.

#37131 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Deadwing on October 13, 2018 - 03:21 PM

By the way, just to get back on topic, please keep the feature where you can change the player number to whatever you want. I know some GM's have said it's a useless feature, but I really like it. I like to give special numbers to my key players... #27 for leading defensemen like Niedermayer.. #8 to well performing snipers a la Ovechkin / Selanne... or #12 like Iginla.. It's just a brilliant feature and I love it.

#37048 DEF Tactics

Posted by Deadwing on October 02, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Offensive tactic is an offensive tactic and a defensive tactic  is a defensive tactic. I think you're approaching the subject a little wrong, just like I did when I started. Instead of trying to figure out which defensive tactic offers the best support for offense, look at which defensive tactic counters a given offensive tactic, and go from there. Setting your defenders to support offense, staying at home and help your goalie or play both ways is set line by line on the "team" page and picking "line up" from the sidebar pull down menu titled "action". Each of your line has additional settings you can choose, also from a pull down menu.


Hope this helps some.

#37047 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Deadwing on October 02, 2018 - 12:24 PM

My wife is from Kentucky, and I know for a fact you can find excellent burgers there. Much better than the McDonald's, excuse me for the lack of a better word but, crap. :) Just to be clear here, I have absolutely nothing against a tasty burger.  ^_^

#37034 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Deadwing on September 30, 2018 - 03:35 PM

Thank you for the update. 

There seems to be a large number of commenters who want the game to remain free, I can understand your feelings. The problem is that Anders needs money to pay to keep the game up and develop it. If you don't want to have to pay then the only other option that I can see is for you to find ways for Anders to pay for his costs without charging the game players. I can't speak for anyone else but I'm all ears for those ideas.


As a player, you are the consumer of the entertainment offered. Makes sense you pay for it just like paying at McDonald's for you crappy cheeseburger and a bonus fry. Most of the comments are fairly old by now, so let's keep the subject buried. If the dead horse could die twice from all the beating, it would've done so already.

#36759 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Deadwing on August 27, 2018 - 01:11 PM

Deadwing to use your terms , depending how lifeless your life is , maybe you wont find the game as entertaining as others do and maybe your 2 bucks wont feel as cheap. This is a very personal thing. 2$ compared to free does make a difference. Some dont have any money to play like some kids who play here and some like me might not want having to pay and lose their team after the update. The game is entertaining but not at the same level for everyone. Some might even find it boring. You know there are some hockey managing games out there where you actually see your players playing the game live. Someone who comes from this type of game might be dissapointed here. There are other free games out there and not everyone want to pay when they can have the possibility to play for free elsewhere. Im not talking about you necessarily but i dont like when i see someone trying to talk for everyone. We dont all think the same way. Otherwise life would be really boring... We always have to think that some are different and not try to speak for everyone and forget those who dont think the same way. I am a bit surprised here that most dont seem to care to lose their actual team after the update. I could be wrong but i did not see much complaints about it. You see for me it is a big dissapointment. I been here for over 30 seasons and i am in GHL and i feel really bad about losing my team i have been building for many seasons. Starting back from scratch is fun for some but not for everyone. It all depends of our experiences and many other things. Some here have won multiple championships season after season. Im sure they dont feel so excited when its the 20th. The guy who wins the first time after a few years of play wont feel the same at all... You see i had the feeling that my team was getting better and that eventually i would win the championship but now with the update i will lose all i been working for and its not cool at all. Never forget that we dont all feel things the same way. It is also not just a matter of money.


Man, that's an impressive wall of text.  :blink:  Like I said, two games was too much for me. I still think $2 is just pocket change. If it's too much— move on. When it comes down to the guy running the game needs to make some money vs. pulling the plug, I'll take the former instead of latter at any given time. Pouring all this heartache on me doesn't really change the facts. Maybe you didn't mean it, but sort of quoting me in the beginning of your wall makes it surely seem like it.

#36746 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Deadwing on August 26, 2018 - 08:27 AM

Don't disagree with you but it does incentivize doing faster leagues to get more bang for your buck.


It depends how lifeless your life is. I'm not saying this with any malice, but I did try a normal speed world when I first joined. Two games a day was already way too much for me. I usually missed the other one completely because of work. Slow world is the only good way for me to go. With the prices presented, I feel everybody gets a lot for very little money. My normal MMORPG takes $15 a month, and while these two are not really something to compare, $2 is mere change. Ridiculously cheap for the entertainment this game provides.

#36526 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Deadwing on August 11, 2018 - 09:45 AM

Ok guys, I really think Anders and Tobias did an amazing effort here. To be honest, I would probably stopped playing if the original fees would be activated. And I'm playing this game for over 3 years now. But this is a different story, they listened to our feedback and made a very nice compromise. I don't know a lot, if any, game developers who would do this. 


I'm sure a lot of you would consider paying $1.99 a month now and rightfully so. And if not, there's a free league as well, so everybody happy. In my opinion there is no need to check for ads so that we can play for free. I think they deserve credits and compensation for their hard work. I always learned that only the sun goes up for nothing, if you know what I mean ;-)


Just let that sink in and maybe wait until we've all tried the new engine and options. I'm sure it will be worth it.


That's ridiculously low price. I would've happily paid 3,50, but this is even better.

#36525 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Deadwing on August 11, 2018 - 09:43 AM

Zinyxx, I don't disagree that developers need to get paid for how much time goes into the process but I don't feel as if we can minimalize people's situations when referring to 'penny change'. Could I afford to make that $3.50 happen - I probably could but considering I have other financial priorities, it's just not wise. Besides, I could use that $3.50 penny change to cover ONE of my kid's 'happy meals'.


You can't be serious?

#36361 Important! Where did all the mascots go?

Posted by Deadwing on August 04, 2018 - 01:33 PM

The idea of using uploadable pics is a terrible idea. People uploading their own creates a bunch of problems in terms of what's acceptable and what isn't and it will look awful because there won't be any consistency. Plus there is nothing worse than gm's who will use pics that they think is funny when in reality it looks childish and amateur. So piece of advice for all who have suggested this: Be patient. They said the logo's are coming so stop asking.

I have to agree, as much as I'd like to make my own— tastefully. However, it's a real problem with complete freedom there. You can get real gems, but also a lot of inappropriate and insulting logos that would just get removed as such, causing a lot of butthurt for GM's who thought they were being so funny and clever. I do hope the new selection is bigger than the old one though. I had hard time to find a logo that suited the team name— not to mention the color clashes :)

#35557 Tactics

Posted by Deadwing on June 16, 2018 - 05:12 PM

You'll have to search the boards. There is plenty of help but we are all you opppostion. Tips aren't free. Good luck.

This is a disgusting way to approach the game as a community. I'm glad others have already countered this in the thread, namely Rainsilent.

#34956 NHL discussion

Posted by Deadwing on May 26, 2018 - 03:29 PM

Well, at this point I'll be all in for Vegas just for Haula because I'm Finn and all that. Originally I was having my fingers crossed and thumbs up for Preds because of Rinne, after that I was hoping for Laine - Ovechkin battle, but that didn't happen, so now Vegas all the way, baby!

#34559 Jayhawks tradeblock [BHL]

Posted by Deadwing on May 06, 2018 - 05:31 AM

I'm willing to move Ulrick Neuville - http://www.gameplanh...ayer?gpid=34482

Unfortunately, he's growing out of BHL. I'm looking for a good stayathome defender prospect as I already have fairly good guys to take his place, open to other types of players as well, but I'm in a tight spot with salary cap, so prospects preferred. Would love to keep him, but his salary asking will blow through the roof after current contract. I guess SHL should be his future league.


#34188 Introduce yourself

Posted by Deadwing on April 11, 2018 - 02:45 PM

Hello all.


I started playing in the middle of season 12, taking over a BHL team, which was the only available team on a slow world. The team was a mess, heading towards relegation at high speed, but barely managed to avoid it and keep my spot in BHL. I'm still learning, building and experimenting with things to see what works for me and what does not. Hoping to solidify my spot in the BHL during seasons 13-14, and then slowly make my way up once I have more necessary pieces to build a winning team.


I have some experience from manager games. Spent a good while playing Good Hockey, migrated to Hockey Dynasty, and from the ruins of that game I ended up here.


My team is Kingston Jayhawks,  and no, jayhawk is not a bird. :D


#32667 Want to support the game?

Posted by Deadwing on February 12, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Welcome, Deadwing, glad to have you on board!  There is something very gratifying about starting in LIHL and working yourself up to the top.


Your All-Star status should take effect as soon as the administrators verify your pledge.  If you donated via PayPal instead of Patreon, send an email to support@gameplanhockey.com, that will get a quicker response.


Thank you for the response, I used Patreon. It looks like my pledge was verified overnight and I'm all good now. Good times ahead! :)